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Sri Lanka's Aitken Spence Elevators Plants 1,000 Trees

Sri Lanka’s Aitken Spence Elevators Plants 1,000 Trees

By Elevator World | January 21, 2022

Colombo, Sri Lanka, vertical-transportation company Aitken Spence Elevators (Pvt.) Ltd. recently planted approximately 1,000 trees, Sunday Observer reports. The plantings, along the area’s Southern Expressway, included 760 kumbuk plants, 200 mee plants, and 20 each of the karanda and neem trees. The plantings went for approximately 3 km and were implemented in collaboration with the Road Development…

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TKE Wins U.K. Project For Close To 300 Units

TKE Wins U.K. Project For Close To 300 Units

By Elevator World | January 21, 2022

German-based TK Elevator (TKE) has been selected to build and install nearly 300 lifts and escalators for the four major HS2 stations, Construction Enquirer is among outlets to report. TKE has signed a framework agreement, expected to be worth between GBP207 million (US$283 million) and GBP316 million (US$431 million) depending on the number of lifts and escalators…

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Proposed Vancouver Tower Gets New Design

Proposed Vancouver Tower Gets New Design

By Elevator World | January 19, 2022

Heatherwick Studio has unveiled a new design for its 1700 Alberni Towers residential project in Vancouver, Canada, ArchDaily reports. The update comes after the design team saw a need to improve the connection between the towers and surrounding nature, and to build with material that will last. Heatherwick Studio’s vision, which promotes an affinity with nature,…

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Pakistan Elevator Collapse Kills Rider, Hurts Others

Pakistan Elevator Collapse Kills Rider, Hurts Others

By Elevator World | January 19, 2022

A man riding an elevator at a hotel in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, was killed on January 16 when the elevator collapsed, Urdu Point reports. Several other passengers were hurt. Authorities said the injured riders were rushed to a hospital for treatment. Attendants, who were at the hotel to attend a wedding ceremony, angrily protested the accident, saying the…

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Construction Of NYC Residential Tower Passes Halfway Mark

Construction Of NYC Residential Tower Passes Halfway Mark

By Elevator World | January 19, 2022

Construction on a 34-story residential tower in NYC’s Midtown East has surpassed its halfway height, New York YIMBY reports. Known as 131-141 East 47th Street, the tower is expected to stand 500 ft and yield 200 apartments. Designed by Ismael Leyva Architects and developed by Silverback Development, the units will range from studios to two bedrooms. The project is also expected…

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KONE Equipping 236 VT Units For Zhengzhou Line

KONE Equipping 236 VT Units For Zhengzhou Line

By Elevator World | January 19, 2022

KONE has won an order to supply 236 vertical-transportation (VT) units operating on the Zhengzhou metro line between the Zhengzhou airport and the city of Xuchang, China, the company announces. Referring to its project, KONE says it is supplying its suite of People Flow® solutions for the transit line from Zhengzhou and ending at the east…

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Taiwan’s Golden Friends E&E Firm Upbeat For Coming Year

Taiwan’s Golden Friends E&E Firm Upbeat For Coming Year

By Elevator World | January 18, 2022

Taipei, Taiwan-based elevator and escalator (E&E) supplier Golden Friends Corp. has released a positive view about business for the first quarter of 2022, supported by new demand and maintenance and replacement needs amid a property boom and a vibrant economy, Taipei Times reported in January. Golden Friends gave the upbeat assessment after posting a 21.27% increase in…

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Permits Filed For 21-Story Mixed-Use Tower In Brooklyn

Permits Filed For 21-Story Mixed-Use Tower In Brooklyn

By Elevator World | January 18, 2022

The Jay Group has filed permits for a 21-story tower containing nearly 300 residences and 4,545 ft2 of commercial space at 101 Fleet Place between Myrtle Avenue and Willoughby Street in Downtown Brooklyn, NYC, New York YIMBY reports. Served by the Dekalb Street subway station, the site is currently home to a low-rise brick building. The Jay Group…

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Otis Fourth Quarter 2021 Earnings Report Session Planned

Otis Fourth Quarter 2021 Earnings Report Session Planned

By Elevator World | January 18, 2022

Otis will hold an online session on January 31 to discuss the company’s fourth-quarter 2021 earnings, the company announced. The 8:30 a.m. EST session will be led by Otis President and CEO Judy Marks and Executive Vice President and CFO Rahul Ghai, who will discuss the company’s full-year and fourth quarter results, as well as its outlook for 2022. All…

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Imperial Electric Strengthens North America Elevator Team

Imperial Electric Strengthens North America Elevator Team

By Elevator World | January 18, 2022

Imperial Electric announced on January 14 it has added Nick Hodges to its North America Elevator Group team. A resident of Navarre, Ohio, where he lives with his wife and five children, Hodges is part of the Canton, Ohio, sales and marketing team and will be calling on customers throughout North America (outside of New…

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